The PDCS'03 conference was again a complete success. In addition
to a strong technical program, we had an excellent Keynote
Presentation, as well as, a tutorial on a very important topic.
* On Monday November 3rd, Professor Viktor K. Prasanna, Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering, as well as Professor of
Computer Science, at the University of Southern California presented
his Keynote Address entitled
"Energy Efficient Computations on FPGAs,"
where a methodology for optimizing the energy performance of FPGAs
implementations was discussed. The performance of FPGAs was then
compared to that of other systems.
* On Monday Nov. 3rd, Professor David Lilja from the University
of Minnesota presented an excellent Tutorial entitled
"Statistical Tools for Reliable Performance Evaluation."
The tutorial discussed several statistical tools for the analysis
of the performance of different systems.
* Best Paper Awards
About 20% of the papers accepted were nominated (by the reviewers)
for the Best Paper Awards. About 20% of those nominated received
the award. The awards were announced during the Banquet on Tuesday
November 4th. The six papers that received this award were:
* Best Paper Award in the Area of Dynamic Run-time Environments
392-041 A Heuristic Re-Mapping Algorithm Reducing
Inter-Level Communication in SAMR Applications
by Johan Steensland and Jaideep Ray
Sandia National Labs
* Best Paper Award in the Area of Processor Architecture
392-113 A Processor Architecture for Simultaneous Processing
Dataflow and Control-Flow Threads
by Shinya Ito, Ryosuke Kurebayashi, Hiroshi Tomiyasu
and Hiroaki Nishikawa
University of Tsukuba,
* Best Paper Award in the Area of Fault-Tolerant Communication
392-189 An Optimal Fault-Tolerant Broadcasting Algorithm
in Voronoi Cellular Networks
by Anne-Elisabeth Baert and David Seme'
Universite de Picardie Jules Verne
* Best Paper Award in the Area of Distributed Systems
392-232 Correctness of Mutual Exclusion Algorithms
by Neelam Soundarajan and Te-Hwang Lai
Ohio State University
* Best Paper Award in the Area of Distributed Computing Applications
392-246 Dharma: a Grid-enabled Domain-specific Metaware
by Daniel Andresen, Mitchell Neilsen, Gurdip Singh
and Prasanta Kalita
Kansas State University and University of Illinois,
* Best Paper Award in the Area of Web-based Systems
392-261 A Weblet Environment to Facilitate Proxy Caching of Web
by Wei Hao, Qingkai Ma, I-Ling Yen and Ingray Chen
University of Texas at Dallas and Virginia Tech.
We have started the initial preparation for the 16th IASTED
International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing
and Systems (PDCS'04) and we are considering several alternatives
to enhance our technical program. The conference will be held
on Nov. 8 - 11, 2004 in Cambridge Massachusetts at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology. You will all receive further announcements
in the near future and we hope we can count again with your support.
Thank you very much for all your support and your efforts to make
PDCS'03 a very successful conference, and we hope to see you all at
the PDCS'04 Conference. Please keep in mind the possibility of
organizing special sessions, and feel free to contact IASTED
(calgary@IASTED.com) and/or me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any comments
and suggestions about possible improvements to the conference.
Teofilo F. Gonzalez
PDCS'03 Program Committee Chair
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